On March 27, the City of Alexandria’s Department of Planning and Zoning released a revised draft of the Beauregard Small Area Plan for public review and comment. The revised Plan includes several changes, based upon feedback received from the community on the first draft of the Plan. Major revisions include increasing committed affordable and workforce housing units from 703 to 800 and increasing public and private sector investments in affordable and workforce housing from $87.8 million to $114.1 million. Affordable housing units will be also available to households with lower incomes than originally proposed. Approximately 100 existing multi-family building units will be retained, and existing senior housing entities will have the flexibility to expand facilities and programs. Additionally, proposed building heights have been reduced, and public open space is proposed to be added near Dora Kelley Nature Park.
The Beauregard Town Hall Meeting that was originally scheduled on April 2 will be moved to April 9 at 7 p.m. at the John Adams Elementary School, 5651 Rayburn Ave. The meeting was rescheduled so that the community could have additional time to review the revised Plan before the Town Hall. The Town Hall meeting is open to the public, and Spanish interpretation services will be provided. The revised Beauregard Small Area Plan is available for review online, and reference copies are available in Room 1900 at City Hall, Burke Branch Library, and Beatley Central Library. The public may also review a copy of the revised Plan at the Beauregard Town Hall meeting.